Google is one step closer to manufacturing their own central processing units, or CPUs, for its Chromebook laptops.
The U.S tech giant plans to use its CPUs in Chromebooks and tablets that run on the company’s Chrome operating system and hope to have them in the hands of consumers around 2023.
CPUs are essentially the brains of a computer as they perform all of a machine’s main tasks. Like a humans brain stores a consciousness the CPU stores the ones and zeros that allow a computer to function and operate all the various softwares and mathematical equations. Google currently uses CPUs made by other U.S tech giants Intel and AMD who’s CPUs are currently in googles Chromebooks. Google’s new chips are reportedly based on blueprints from Arm, the Softbank-owned British chip designer whose chip architectures power 90% of the world’s smartphones.
Earlier this month, Google also announced that it is in the development of its own phone processor which they are calling the Google Tensor. The chip will power the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices that go on sale this fall.